Three Birds

Filters in Inkscape

What you can do with filters in Inkscape

This week you’ve seen me as an artist, a photographer and now I share my design workflow with you.

Usually I begin with doodling around in Inkscape. Inkscape is the open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It took me some time to get used to it and to find my way through it.

Inkscape has got a number of interesting filters with which you can produce awesome results. The 3 D looking bird was just a black form until I applied the filter. I am still not decided yet whether to use it for a Zazzle design or not or just leave it as a black form.

In the next step I save the image file in an eps format which makes it possible to change the size and form without loss of data.

Then I open a new file in Photoshop and the eps file also. I can now copy and paste either the single bird or the whole group.

And here is one result of this process:

About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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